Saturday 20th July 2024

    TradeBriefs Editorial

    From the Editor's Desk

    Women are returning to work, but there's more to the story

    Finally, there's some good news for women workers. After a three-year period that saw their workforce participation plummet – so severe, it was labelled the "she-cession" – scores of women are actively searching for jobs. Many are finally back to work.

    It's been a long road. During the pandemic, women were disproportionately affected by job losses; since 2020, they've been dropping out of the workforce in record numbers, largely to tend to caring responsibilities (particularly mums of colour). Meanwhile, employment sectors that women workers have traditionally been dominated – such as education, nursing and hospitality – took the brunt of job losses during lockdowns and social distancing.

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